“The superb collaborations of pianist Timothy Lovelace can’t be understated,” wrote Gramophone magazine about Forgotten Romance, one of Lovelace’s recordings on the Albany label. The American Record Guide declared his performance of Loeffler’s Rhapsodies…is but a dream on the Boston Records label “the very best I have ever heard. Anyone wanting a definitive modern recording of this work need look no further.” After a 2008 Weill Hall performance, New York Concert Review Inc. surmised, “Timothy Lovelace must be in demand both for his skills as player and collaborator.”
Pianist and conductor Timothy Lovelace has performed on four continents and has been featured at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Rio de Janeiro’s Sala Cecilia Meireles, New York’s Merkin Concert Hall, Philadelphia’s Trinity Center, Columbia University’s Miller Theatre, Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts and on chamber music series sponsored by the Chicago, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minnesota and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestras. He has collaborated with internationally known artists Miriam Fried, Alban Gerhardt, Nobuko Imai, Joe Lovano, Robert Mann, Charles Neidich, Paul Neubauer, Paquito D’Rivera, Eugene Rousseau and Fred Sherry, and performed with the Bergen Woodwind Quintet and Pacifica String Quartet. He is a founding member of the trio Ascendo3.
Lovelace refined his collaborative skills over more than a decade at the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Institute in Chicago, playing for classes given by Barbara Bonney, Christoph Eschenbach, Thomas Hampson, Christa Ludwig and Yo-Yo Ma. Other professional staff pianist engagements include two International Double Reed Society conferences, two International Viola Congresses, the ClarinetFest of The International Clarinet Association and The Wideman International Piano Competition.
A dedicated proponent of new music, Lovelace has performed under the supervision of composers Elliott Carter, John Corigliano, Steve Heitzeg, Andrew Imbrie, Leon Kirchner, Lowell Liebermann, Thea Musgrave, Gunther Schuller, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, David Evan Thomas, Dan Welcher and Judith Zaimont and presented the world premiere of Osvaldo Golijov’s Third World.
As conductor, Lovelace has led numerous operatic and symphonic ensembles, including productions of The Seven Deadly Sins, Suor Angelica, and La Voix Humaine.
Timothy Lovelace holds the Ethel Alice Hitchcock Chair in Collaborative Piano and Coaching at the University of Minnesota, a post to which he was recommended by its original occupant, the acclaimed collaborative pianist and educator Margo Garrett. Past teaching positions include the University of Texas at Austin, the Universities of Wisconsin at Oshkosh and Platteville and the Madeline Island Music Camp. His principal teachers were Pat Curtis, Harold Evans, Clifford Herzer, Gilbert Kalish, Donna Loewy, and Frank Weinstock. Lovelace studied and performed at the Aspen and Eastern Music Festivals, and holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.